My goal is to fill in my front yard enough such that it requires no mowing. The soil is mostly rocks and sand and isn't big enough to justify a grass yard.
I hit Hewitt's to get some plants. It was predictably busy with a lot of old people there. It was funny to watch the naughty 20-something fully tatted-hottie in the short shorts ringing up people four times her age. I got five plants:
Green mound juniper:
Kobold Japanese barberry:
My goal is to have a wall of green in my front yard so I neither see nor really hear the traffic on my street.